I'm still in disbelief (and likely will remain that way until I'm boarding the plane,) but it's official: I'll be interning with Copper Canyon Press this coming year in Port Townsend, WA. (!!) I'll be interning for five months, starting January 11 through the end of May, in the woodsy heart of Fort Worden. I just confirmed short-term housing arrangements, booked my flight to Seattle. . . and now I'm furiously trying not to panic and breathe. This is the farthest I've ever traveled from Florida and the first time I (might) see snow. Who knows what's next for me in 2016--all I know is that it'll be full of poetry.
Late last night as I was stumbling around the internet in one of my fevered, aforementioned anxious states, I found this delightful archive full of delicious multimedia/text collabs. Born Magazine was active from 1996 until 2011, but its archive lives on. If you have a moment, or several hours, I would highly recommend looking at some of their projects.
Until I fly out January 7, 2016, I'll be soaking up some Florida sun, saying goodbye to close friends, and packing, of course. I'll leave you with a lovely little excerpt from a recent interview with Alice Notley published in Bomb Magazine's Fall 2015 issue:
"Music is the only way you can make a poem make sense. But you fight the music sometimes, because if you give into it, you tend to be giving into somebody else’s sound. I was slightly giving into the Gertrude Stein sound, and it was really bothering me, because I knew that wasn’t the structure of my mind. But in her work she had made a really wonderful structure ..."